Updating Dell drivers

Updating Dell drivers
Newer Dell OptiPlex 7010 Windows 7
trying to update drives
Chipset
BIOS
NIC
after I download the updates from Dell.com and I try to execute the install Windows asks what program I want to use to open
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAsked:
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
check the download file; make sure it has .exe at the end of the file name
i've had a couple instances recently where the downloaded file does not have .exe at the end
adding it manually fixed it and is able to run
not sure why that happened

you can also use dell command update which will scan and update bios and drivers automatically

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=X79N4
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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zvitamConsultantCommented:
John the utility you posted is not for OptiPlex.

The right dell updae utility is here: Dell Digital Delivery Application

jsarinana - I assume you use Windows 7 64-Bit - Maybe you download drivers for enterprise depoyment.

here are the right links for individual deployment:

BIOS

Chipset

NIC Driver if you Have Intel NIC

NIC Driver if you have Broadcom NIC

I hope that helps,
Zvitam
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
dell drivers files are EXE, it should not ask for a program to open. try installing winzip or 7zip, and then extract the downloaded drivers. .
drivers are here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/optiplex-7010/drivers
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Seth, I've been downloading from Dell for 15 years, this is the first; renaming worked
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
I just tried downloading the same drivers from a diff. PC, same drivers download as .exe but on this PC that needs them downloads without an extension .exe, Folder Options view is set to see all extension and it does except for these downloads. Strange
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pgm554Commented:
I downloaded a few drivers from Dell the other day and noticed the same thing.
Something going on with the Dell site.
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nobusCommented:
good to know PGM554
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
Edit files and moved on, thanks that worked
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